One great way is to host a wine and cheese pairing party with a variety of different wines and Cabot cheeses – it’s fun to compare and contrast everybody’s favorites. But the most important thing to remember? Any wine and cheese that you like together is your perfect pairing!
Full Bodied Wines = Heavier Cheeses
Try our New York Extra Sharp
The bright flavors of rosé can range from light and sweet to dry and nuanced – you’ll be delighted with how beautifully our cheddars highlight the flavors of rosés.
See the color of the wine.
As white wine ages the color gets darker, and as red wine ages the color gets lighter. Color tells you what type of grape was used & can help you determine how light or full bodied the wine will taste/feel. The lighter the color, like rose wines, the lighter the wine should feel in your mouth. The flavor of the wine should complement the cheese. If you have a strong, full-bodied wine, you should pair it with a potent cheese, like sharp cheddar.
Swirl & coat the side of the glass.
This will allow the wine to open up and release aromas for the next step.
Smell or sniff the wine.
When trying a certain wine for the first time, it’s important that you take in its scent. Wines give off very particular aromas, and when a person breathes in those scents, their taste receptors become active.
And since you’re pairing wine and cheese, don’t be afraid to sniff your cheese too, since that will help you to better describe the flavors.
Sip and you’ll taste.
Enjoy the sweet (sugar in grapes), sour (fruit acid in grapes), & bitter (from alcohol & tannins).
What could be a better complement to your favorite grilled cheese than a glass of fine wine? Check out some of our most popular grilled cheddar recipes paired with wines we love!